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Introducing the Imagico.de maps

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Over the last years i have made available quite a number of interactive maps. I have now put together a new site – maps.imagico.de – where you can view all those maps together in what i hope is a well usable interface.

On this new site the whole viewing program is implemented in javascript, you can switch between different maps and view settings without reloading the page and get immediate update of the URL representing the current state of the interface.

I took the opportunity to move to Openlayers 3 for the map display. This has been somewhat tricky since documentation is still lacking, setting up maps in projections other than normal mercator required quite a bit of trial and error. Also a few useful features from OL2 are missing – there is no support for non-square tiles any more which made the 3d Franz Josef Land map a bit more difficult. On the other hand there are of course also a lot of things that work much better in the new version.

This is still new and not much tested – probably with a few quirks here and there. The tour offered on the starting page is a catalog of bookmarks in the various maps and map layers – here a gallery of all of them together, click on the images to show the corresponding map view.

Relief map in mercator projection of the Alps Southern part of the Franz Josef Land map with the dark map style Vegetation map in mercator projection in Africa Arctic map in Alaska with lancover layer Shaded satellite image view of Ellesmere island Antarctic map of the transantarctic mountains with landcover layer Vegetation map in mercator projection in North America Northbrook Island in the Franz Josef Land map with the bright map style Relief map in mercator projection in South East Asia Satellite image view of central Franz Josef Land Landcover map in mercator projection of New Zealand The Matusevich ice shelf in the Severnaya Zemlya map with the dark map style Landcover map in mercator projection of the Himalaya Arctic map in Novaya Zemlya with relief layer Landcover map in mercator projection of northern Europe Sattelite image view of eastern October revolution island in Severnaya Zemlya Shaded satellite image view of the Middle East Antarctic map of the Antarctic peninsula with relief layer Relief map in mercator projection of the southern Andes October revolution island in the Severnaya Zemlya map with the bright map style Satellite image view of South America 3d map of Franz Josef Land

The tiles in the Mercator and Arctic maps are also updated and the satellite image view based on the Green Marble is now available up to zoom level 6 in Mercator and zoom level 5 in the Arctic projection (previously only to zoom 5 and 3).

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